Marco Silva was in charge of exactly 61 competitive games at Everton, winning 25, drawing 11 and losing another 25. While he left the club under the shadow of a series of underwhelming performances in the 2019-20 season, there were certainly some good times in that 18-month stint with the Toffees.
We take a look at some highlights of that time with the Blues, with most of these games coming during the spell in spring when Goodison Park again became a house of horrors for visiting teams.
The best five games are in chronological order, vote below for which you thought was the absolute pinnacle of Silva’s time at the Blues, but first here are a couple that just missed the cut, though they are still worth watching.
Honorable Mention 1 - Everton 22-0 at ATV Irdning (Jul 14, 2018)
This wasn’t even a serious football game, depending on who you ask, but what a way to get SIlva’s tenure at Everton started, with a whopping win during their summer training camp against a fourth division (?) Austrian side ATV Irdning. The future seemed so bright at the time...
Honorable Mention 2 - Everton 3-0 Fulham (Sep 29, 2018)
By all rights Everton should have gone behind early in this game to the newly-promoted side, but somehow held on before turning it up in the second half. Gylfi Sigurdsson also came as close as he ever will to a Toffees hattrick, but clattered the crossbar with a penalty before getting two excellent shots from distance on target.
With those two games out of the way let’s get into the five best games.
Everton 2-1 at Leicester City (6 Oct, 2018)
The Blues made a positive start to this game, with Richarlison scoring on seven minutes from an excellent assist by Bernard, who was making his first start of the season. However the hosts struck back just before the break following a lightning-quick counter attack from an Everton corner. Foxes captain Wes Morgan capped off a mare of a performance getting sent off with half an hour to play and then Sigurdsson struck with a sweet low shot to seal the win.
Everton 5-1 at Burnley (26 Dec, 2018)
Probably a surprise that we have a second away game in this top five, considering how awful the Toffees were when on the road under Silva. However, scoring early always puts this team’s tail up and wagging, and the hosts had no reply to the Blues Boxing Day onslaught, with Lucas Digne leading the way.
Everton 2-0 Chelsea (17 Mar, 2019)
Again another game where the Blues started shambolically and were extremely lucky to not fall behind to a determined Eden Hazard. But the Toffees grew into the game and were the better side in the second half, with first Richarlison then Sigurdsson (penalty rebound) popping up with goals to subdue the Stamford Bridge side.
Everton 4-0 Manchester United (21 Apr, 2019)
Only fitting we watch this before the Blues go to Old Trafford this weekend. Richarlison (as usual) started the riot with a spectacular overhead volley beating David De Gea whose arms looked unusually short on the day. Further goals from Sigurdsson and Digne decapitated the impotent Red Devils, before Walcott settled the issue with just under half an hour to play. This could have been so much worse for United, despite having Paul Pogba on the pitch and an attacking trident of Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.
Everton 3-2 Wolverhampton (1 Sep, 2019)
The only game from this season that made the cut. Wolves as is their wont came to Goodison to play open attacking football and it all came together for the Blues too. In an end-to-end, thrill-a-minute game, the Toffees stood strongest and won by the odd goal in five as it looked like we were set to be an offensive juggernaut this season.
So there you have it, the five best games of the Marco Silva era. Vote below for which you though was the best win from his time at Everton.
Which was your best game of the Marco Silva era at Everton
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Everton 2-1 at Leicester City
Everton 5-1 at Burnley
Everton 2-0 Chelsea
Everton 4-0 Man United
Everton 3-2 Wolves
Other (comment below)
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